Interracial dating among college students

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Although the marriages of Quincy Jones (musician), Charles Barkley (professional basketball player) and Roger Ebert (film critic) are interracial, less than 5% of all marriages in the United States are interracial.

This relatively low percentage of interracial marriages has been stable for decades.

a pairing between a black husband and white wife is 1.62 times more likely to divorce than a pairing between a white husband and white wife.

The number of interracial marriages has steadily continued to increase since the 1967 Supreme Court ruling in Loving v.

In terms of out-marriage, Hispanic males who identified as White had non-Hispanic wives more often than other Hispanic men.Gurung & Duong (1999) compiled a study relating to mixed-ethnic relationships ("MER"s) and same-ethnic relationships ("SER"s), concluding that individuals part of "MER"s generally do not view themselves differently from same-ethnic couples.In Social Trends in America and Strategic Approaches to the Negro Problem (1948), Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal ranked the social areas where restrictions were imposed on the freedom of Black Americans by Southern White Americans through racial segregation, from the least to the most important: basic public facility access, social equality, jobs, courts and police, politics and marriage.Six-hundred-twenty university students completed an anonymous confidential questionnaire designed to assess attitudes toward interracial dating.Almost one fourth (24.2%) reported having dated interracially and almost half (49.6%) expressed an openness to become involved in an interracial relationship.

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